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Proposal would eliminate Dallas antitrust enforcement office, send work elsewhere
Dallas Morning News (subscription)November 1, 2011

Unlike federal prosecutors who work for the US attorney's office, antitrust prosecutors investigate their own cases, rather than relying solely on law enforcement such as the FBI.Some local cases: In 1999, a Dallas investigation into international ...more »

China To Retaliate If US Currency Bill Becomes Law
NASDAQNovember 1, 2011

The proposed currency legislation would hurt both China and US interests and if it eventually becomes law, "we cannot ignore it and will definitely reciprocate in kind," said He Ning, director-general of the Department of American & Oceanian Affairs at ...more »

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Audit Defence
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The Associated PressNovember 15, 2011

The players responded Monday by vowing to file an antitrust lawsuit. The owners are continuing legal action of their own. So, after months of hard feelings, contentious negotiations and downright ridiculous claims (did a union attorney really say ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Services Inc. Staffing Introduces Payroll Services for all Businesses
Sacramento BeeNovember 9, 2011

One area that often shutters a business or sets it backwards, is non-compliance with the ever-changing IRS standards. "Too many businesses fail because of simple errors or delinquent payments to the IRS," says Mike Caudill, VP of SIS. ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit: $10 million in nonrequired mail costs
TheNewsTribune.comNovember 1, 2011

The largest state agencies are sending out more mail than required by law, according to a state audit. The state sent out 66 million pieces of mail in fiscal 2010 at a cost of more than $30 million, according to Auditor Brian Sonntag's performance ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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EXCLUSIVE - Swiss offer U S tax deal for all Swiss banks sources
Moneycontrol.comNovember 4, 2011

"It is difficult to imagine that the Justice Department, having done what had previously been impossible, that is, made strong criminal cases against Swiss banks violating US law, will just walk away," said Robert Katzberg, a white-collar criminal ...more »

Property Taxes
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Towns selling liens for unpaid property taxes
Worcester TelegramNovember 5, 2011

But they bring an infusion of cash owed the town and take the treasurer-collector's office out of the expensive and time-consuming debt-collection business. Under state law, lien holders are owed interest of 16 percent a year, an attractive rate, ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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True Tax Reform: Improves the Economy, Does Not Raise Taxes
Heritage.orgNovember 2, 2011

In an income tax, whenever interest income is taxed, to preserve neutrality the tax code should allow a deduction for interest expense. This is true whether the loan allows a business to finance inventory, an investor to purchase stock, or a family to ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Durham voters set to weigh-in on transit, education referendums
NBC17.comNovember 8, 2011

Despite a promise from County Commissioners, opponents say there is no guarantee the tax dollars will go into Durham's education system. "It's just a general sales tax, or sales and use tax -- that's it," Durham Republican Party Chair Theodore Hicks ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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NRF CEO calls on Congress to address sales tax fairness; New campaign launches
National Retail Federation (press release) (blog)November 7, 2011

With efforts in Congress to level the playing field on sales taxes coming at the same time lawmakers are seeking equity throughout US tax law, NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Salinas Realtor charged with tax evasion
Monterey County HeraldNovember 4, 2011

A prominent Salinas businesswoman has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges, the US Attorney's Office announced Thursday. Cheryl Ann Savage, a resident of Monterey and owner of Steinbeck Real Estate in Salinas, was released on ...more »

International Taxation
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Report: Most of Colorado gets 'enterprise zone' priority tax status
The RepublicNovember 6, 2011

The Legislation signed into law allows companies to stockpile credits in excess of the cap so they can claim them in 2014, when the cap goes away. As a result, in two years, an estimated deferred tax credit bill of more than $45 million will hit a ...more »

Tax Planning
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Kansas nonprofit group seeking to eliminate income taxes planning statewide, 2 ...
The RepublicNovember 2, 2011

A Kansas group pushing to eliminate the state income tax plans a two-day, five-city bus tour this week. Kansans for No Income Tax says its goal is to educate residents about the possibilities for spurring economic growth by eliminating income taxes. ...more »

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